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Letter: Learning without armed teachers
First Published Jan 12 2014 10:47 pm • Last Updated Jan 13 2014 10:45 am

Did you see the photo of the lady teacher with her pistol on the front page of the Utah section of the Salt Lake Tribune on New Year’s Day?

Look at the size of that cannon! Has she any idea where she might conceal it in, say, a summer dress, while she teaches her classes? Or maybe she’d just have a belt and holster for it, ‘cause she needs to have it at the ready, since she’s the obvious first target, right? What folly!

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Can the gun-rights folks sit with the rest of us and discuss ways to compromise and prevent such a confrontation in the first place? We’re all after the same outcome — fewer deaths by gunfire — but still preserving the rights of individual, law-abiding citizens and the right of children to learn without having armed teachers at the head of their classes.

Tom Metcalf, M.D.


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